Showing Posts In "Immigration and E-Verify" Category

The Latest Immigration Crackdown May Be Fake Social Security Numbers

The Social Security Administration is revisiting the controversial practice of sending “no match” letters to businesses across the country. The practice of notifying employers when an employee’s Social Security number doesn’t match up with official records is expected to raise some alarms. The Obama administration stopped sending the letters in 2012, when labor unions and […]

Iowa Employers Would be Required to Check Employee Immigration Status with E-Verify Under Bill

A bill in Iowa that is gaining momentum in the Iowa Legislature could mandate all workers hired in the state to go through additional background checks to ensure their legal-immigration status. In addition, businesses would be required to certify all legal residency of their employees with the federal E-Verify program or risk losing their licenses. […]

Criminal Warrants for Employers and the Risk of “Knowing” Hires

What Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is calling the largest worksite enforcement action at one site in 10 years has resulted in the arrest of 280 employees suspected to be working illegally in the United States. CVE Technology Group Inc. also was issued a criminal search warrant based on tips related to their alleged knowing […]

ICE Arrests More Than 280 at Texas Business, Biggest Workplace Immigration Raid in a Decade

More than 280 employees were arrested at CVE Group Inc., a New Jersey-based company that has a national receiving center in North Texas, where the arrests took place. NBC News reported that the raid was part of an ongoing investigation of the homeland security investigations unit of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that aims to […]

I-9 Self Audits

Burr & Forman LLP recognizes the importance of properly completing Form I-9. In an effort to help prevent the consequences of noncompliance, the firm has offered key guidelines to a successful audit outcome. These include: Review all I-9 forms or a representative sample selected on a non-discriminatory grounds to determine I-9 opportunities and correction areas, […]

Surge in I.C.E. Immigration Enforcement is Wake-Up Call to U.S. Employers in

Here is a wake-up call for employers thinking about shoring up their immigration compliance process as a New Year’s resolution. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is targeting employers and has dramatically increased the number of worksite investigations, audits, and arrests. How much has ICE increased its enforcement activity at U.S. employers’ worksites?  Worksite investigations […]

E-Verify Changes and Reminders

Employers who use E-Verify to confirm their employees are eligible to work in the United States will be required to reset their E-Verify password, security questions, and answers when they log in to the system on or after December 16, 2018. The E-Verify system will be making changes to its user interface to give more […]

E-Verify Begins Validating Driver’s License Data with National Law Enforcement Tracking System

As part of ongoing expansions, the E-Verify system now can check driver’s license data from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for those using it through the “web” interface. The enhancement, which was made possible through a new partnership with the National Law Enforcement Tracking System (NLETS), aims to provide E-Verify […]

How Does a Divided Congress in 2019 Impact I-9 and E-Verify Compliance?

The arguments on all sides of the November elections have included a wide range of issues, including health care, gun rights, gender/race equality and immigration. Originally conceived in 1986, the I-9, which is often overlooked, is just one element of immigration compliance that ensures businesses are hiring a legal workforce. Thousands of I-9 audits – […]

Employer Cannot Join E-Verify Without Bargaining With Union

In a recent case involving an unfair labor practice charge, the National Labor Relations Board concluded that the obligation of unionized employers to enter into bargaining with the union before making material changes to terms and conditions of employment applied to an employers unilateral decision to enroll in the Department of Homeland Securitys E-Verify system. […]

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